it’s almost Chuckanut time!

May 20, 2016

Chuckanut Writers Conference

This is a guest post by Helen Pendergast.

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” Vincent Van Gogh

What are the top five things on your bucket list? Is one of them to start sharing your story again? Well, luckily, the Chuckanut Writers Conference is back: a two-day event held at Whatcom Community College over the weekend of June 24-25, 2016. This conference brings together a wide range of writers and authors from all over the Northwest, with the aim of giving skills and tools to anyone at any level of experience with writing.

This year’s faculty is made up of nineteen incredible authors, agents, and publishing consultants who are offering a diverse chain of breakout sessions, author readings, pitch sessions, master classes, and keynote addresses. With so much happening, it’s going to be a jam-packed literary extravaganza!

We are rounding the corner on our sixth year, and are excited to see not only familiar faces, but new ones as well. A past conference attendee, Jordan Kubichek, had this to say about the experience: “I have attended this conference for the past four years. The information is always new and invaluable.”

If you want to get productive and creative this summer, I definitely recommend getting your feet wet and jumping straight into Bellingham’s literary community; we are family here, and we would like to make you a part of it! Together, as a writing community, we can write great things.
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Helen PendergastHelen Pendergast is a recent graduate from WWU; she received her Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and is continually intrigued to meet new people all over the world in hopes to understand more about their stories. She is a poet, a lover of reading, and loves to be out in nature, preferably a thick grove of trees. It might surprise you but she is an avid billiards player too.


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